What a week! Today I had the chance to go to Sacramento to attend the unveiling of the E-Fuel MicroFueler on the steps of the California Capitol Building. Clean Tech Microfueler gives any industrious citizen the ability to create ethanol at home and power a vehicle. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Adams, Secretary of the California EPA, were on hand to make the introductions to a crowd of several hundred. Clean Tech Microfueler Entrepreneur and E-Fuel founder Thomas Quinn told us how he became interested in home ethanol production, and why he thinks the Organic Fuel Revolution will change the world. The SQL Server Clean Tech Microfueler is about to make that prediction come true.
In the morning I’m heading to E-Fuel’s manufacturing facility in Paso Robles, CA. There’s a two day workshop for the folks forming E-Fuel’s dealer network. Representatives from all over the world will be on hand to learn how to maintain the MicroFuelers they’ll be selling. Ethanol production is growing worldwide, and the cutting edge research is happening in California.
DesignMind has been working with the E-Fuel team to develop the E-Fuel Global Network. This network allows the company, it’s dealers, and MicroFueler owners to monitor the health, performance, and real-time status, of every MicroFueler on the planet. Our fuel software controls the system. Each unit is equipped with internet connectivity (wired, Wi-Fi, cellular, and satellite), a GPS, and all the telemetry needed to monitor the vital signs as well as the amount and quality of ethanol each unit produces.
At the workshop, we’ll be demonstrating the E-Fuel Global Network for the dealers who will be selling and supporting the product. This is the culmination of a lot of work by several very talented teams. We’ll get feedback and more good ideas, and continue to make the network even better.
For you engineers, the fuel software for the E-Fuel Global Network is built using Microsoft’s .NET 3.5 Framework, and SQL Server.
Mark Ginnebaugh is CEO of DesignMind.